Directors Guild of America Awards Is Only Honouring Male Filmmakers In Two Major Categories

The Directors Guild of America is under fire for going back to their old ways.

Nominations for the 2019 DGA Awards celebrate a grand total of zero female filmmakers in the Feature Film and First-Time Feature Film categories. Greta Gerwig (pictured above) broke through in the DGA’s predominantly male category with “Lady Bird” last year but 2019 spits in the face of diversity.

“We need more women and men and women of colour in the DGA,” wrote director Julia Hart. “Financiers and studios, this starts with you.” She also mentioned how “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler was snubbed. “I’m so bored with all these old white male stories.”

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“Do me a favour and watch at least one movie directed by a woman this week, and then maybe come back here and tell me what it was, thanks,” April Wolfe wrote in response to the news. Variety film critic Guy Lodge added, “It’s depressing to see no female nominees in either of the DGA’s two narrative feature categories.”

On the plus side, three women were nominated in the DGA’s Best Documentary category: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (co-director, “Free Solo”), and Betsy West and Julie Cohen (co-directors, “RBG”).

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Feature film nominees:

Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”)
Alfonso Cuaron (“Roma”)
Peter Farrelly (“Green Book”)
Spike Lee (“BlacKkKlansman”)
Adam McKay (“Vice”)

First-Time Feature Film nominees:

Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”)
Bo Burnham (“Eighth Grade”)
Carlos Lopez Estrada (“Blindspotting”)
Matthew Heineman (“A Private War”)
Boots Riley (“Sorry to Bother You”)

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2019 Golden Globes After-Parties



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